2021/22 National League North season | Key dates confirmed

26th May 2021

Key dates have been confirmed for the 2021/22 Vanarama National League season across all three divisions. The campaign for National League North and South clubs gets underway on Saturday 14th August, with the National division starting one week later. Round dates for the FA Cup and FA Trophy can be found at www.thefa.com in due course. The date for the release of league fixtures is yet to be finalised. Vanarama…

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National League Statement | Outcome of Written Resolutions

18th February 2021

Earlier this month, The National League distributed four resolutions for Member Clubs to consider the outcome of the 2020/21 season. Further information can be found here. With relevant voting thresholds now met for each resolution, The National League can confirm the outcome of this process as follows. Resolution One In summary: Step One and Two to be split in deciding the outcome of 2020/21 Playing Season. As a Special Resolution,…

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Club Statement | AFC Telford

12th February 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC can confirm our fixture with AFC Telford United has been postponed after we informed the National League of our intention not to travel.  Furthermore, we can confirm the club has been charged with not fulfilling Tuesday’s National League North fixture with Bradford Park Avenue. We are in the process of responding to the National League by using the appropriate procedures.

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Club Statement | Bradford PA fixture

8th February 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC have contacted the National League to inform them that Tuesday’s game (February 9th) with Bradford Park Avenue at Croft Park will not go ahead.  Like many other clubs in National League North, this decision has reluctantly been made in the light of continuing uncertainty about ongoing funding.

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Joint-Statement | National League North clubs

3rd February 2021

Following a meeting between clubs in the National League North and South we wish to make the following statement: All undersigned clubs support the re-commencement of all viable fixtures until the results of the resolution are known, but only when both clubs participating in a fixture are in agreement and when there is a fully funded COVID testing regime in place, as both the NL and it’s member clubs have…

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Club Statement | National League North suspension

22nd January 2021

Following discussions with the League Management Committee, the majority of National League North and South Clubs voted that they could not continue to operate whilst there was uncertainty about ongoing grants to compensate for lost revenue due to no spectators being allowed to attend games. The National League Clubs decided that they could continue playing. The majority of National League North and South clubs were unwilling to take out loans…

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Club Statement | National League North season suspended for two weeks

22nd January 2021

The National League have released the following statement: “Following the review of the feedback from Clubs in connection to the recent Clubs meeting, a Board meeting this morning decided to halt the participation in the North/South Divisions for a two-week period, effective immediately.” Those who had already purchased the stream for tomorrow’s game with Chester have been refunded. Refunds can take between 5-10 days to appear in customer’s account. Further…

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Joint-Statement | National League North clubs

21st January 2021

Following a meeting with the National League board and the FA to discuss the options presented to us, we are making the following statement;  ‘’Whilst the integrity of the National League is important, we do not value this above the safety and wellbeing of our families, staff, volunteers or that of our heroic workers who are tackling this pandemic on the frontline.  Furthermore, we have now been asked to consider…

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Club Statement | AFC Fylde fixture postponed

15th January 2021

Blyth Spartans’ National League North fixture at AFC Fylde on Saturday (January 16th) is off following two positive Covid-19 tests in the home side’s camp. A revised date for the fixture will be announced in due course. We send our best wishes to those affected and hope they make a speedy recovery. Our next scheduled game is next Saturday (January 23rd) when we play host to Chester.

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Preview | AFC Fylde (A) | National League North

15th January 2021

BY Stephen Burton  In association with LV BET After a disrupted start to 2021, Blyth Spartans are set for their first match of the New Year as they visit Mill Farm to take on promotion favourites AFC Fylde on Saturday. It’ll be Michael Nelson men’s first match since December 28th following postponements against Gateshead and Alfreton Town. TEAM NEWS  Dan Wilson, Jamie Sharman and Jack McKay could finally make their…

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